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William Whiston

William Whiston was an English theologian, historian, and mathematician, a leading figure in the popularisation of the ideas of Isaac Newton. He is now probably best known for helping to instigate the Longitude Act in 1714 and his important translations of the Antiquities of the Jews and other works by Josephus. He was a prominent exponent of Arianism and wrote A New Theory of the Earth... Read More

Born9 December 1667
Norton-juxta-Twycross, Leicestershire, England
Died22 August 1752 (aged 84)
Lyndon, Rutland, England
NationalityEnglish
FieldsMathematician, theologian
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